Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Tim McCaffrey, Principal
Hey Hey Hey! My journey of becoming an educator was not something I had in mind growing up. As a matter of fact I remember telling myself the one job I didn’t want to do is become a teacher. Like many kids I grew up thinking I was going to be a police officer or a doctor. When I started my first year of college at California State University San Bernardino I was a declared accounting major for no other reason than to make the big bucks. In my second quarter at CSUSB I had a gnarly vision that change my life. From that point on I viewed my life as a gift to give to others and what better way to give back than to become a teacher. I loved it! I felt like I came alive when I was with my students and pouring life into them. I found my calling. I knew why I was created…to help kids discover their purpose and pursue that relentlessly.
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I’m a Fontana guy; I grew up in Fontana graduating from Fontana High School (FOHI). I earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at CSUSB (that was tough…real talk) and began teaching mathematics at FOHI. It was so rad to teach alongside the teachers I had as a student myself. I earned a master’s degree in Education along with my teaching credential at Azusa Pacific University (APU). I thought I would be a little nerdy and keep going to school and earn a master’s degree in Education Leadership and earn my Administrative Credential. I continued teaching at Fontana Middle School and at Jurupa Hills High School.
I cannot think of a better way to live my life than to positively impact kids’ lives. I am so honored to serve the students and parents of my community. It is my dream to build a school where students can thrive and find their purpose. I want my students to have unique and relevant learning experiences that will set them apart from the rest. I am Mr. McCaffrey the humbled and proud Principal of Almond Elementary and we choose to live with intention and purpose each day.